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IL Senior Games: Outfield Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Tuesday, August 10th, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the Illinois Senior Games at Triton College in River Grove. The invite-only event featured 70+ uncommitted 2022 prospects from all across the state in Illinois. Players displayed their talents in both a workout setting and added game play.

Shortly after the event’s conclusion our staff rolled out several post-event content pieces relating to some of the workout standouts, statistical leaders, and more. You can find all of those by clicking HERE.

We began rolling our position-by-position analysis yesterday with the catchers and we’ll continue to do so today with the outfield crop. Before we do so, here are a few names that stood out:

+ One of the top bats worth noting on the day was left-handed hitter, OF Blake Edmonds (Hinsdale Central). Edmonds has strong hands, a knack to elevate the baseball with authority and has power to all fields. After taking a noteworthy round of BP, Edmonds got a ball up in the zone during the game and took it over the batter’s eye in center field for a home run.

+ Uncommitted OF Myles Supurgeci (Mount Carmel) opened eyes right out of the gate, thanks to his 6.45 laser-timed 60. He followed it up with an advanced round of outfield defense, flying around the field, playing extremely light and fast on his feet. Supurgeci also showed off surprising pop at the plate, driving a double to the left-field wall during game play.

+ Another workout winner from this day was OF Ryan Caccia (St. Charles North). He’s built at an athletic 6-foot, 180-pounds with strength attached throughout and he showed a quality offensive profile during BP. Caccia showed easy bat speed in the box, controlling his right-handed barrel through the zone and produced a 94.80 mph max exit velocity with his furthest ball traveling 351 ft., per TrackMan. His athleticism and smooth actions popped during his defensive workout while his arm peaked at 88 mph to home as well. 

+ Two highly-athletic outfielders who measured towards the top of the list when it comes to max hand speed, according to Blast, were OF’s Drew Wellington (Mundelein) and Angelo Luna (St. Laurence). Wellington is a left/left outfielder who ran a 6.60 60, was 88 mph and profiles in center field and at the top of an order. Wellington went 3-for-3 during gameplay, including running a 4.18 on an infield single. Luna is also a dynamic prospect in his own right, despite not running the 60 on this day (6.72 60 runner in the past). Luna showed off advanced outfield actions, playing fast and taking proper routes to go along with a plus arm that topped at 92 mph from the outfield. Luna also has sneaky pop in his right-handed swing, doubling hard into the right-center field gap during game play and registering a max exit velocity of 96 mph during BP.

+ Another athletic outfielder who can run is uncommitted switch-hitter Bryce Goodwine (Hononegah). Goodwine beat out an infield single running a 4.18 from the right-side of the plate. Goodwine ran a 6.80, played a lock down center field during game play and was 87 mph from the outfield during the workout.

Read below for all of the outfield reports from this event. 

TOP OUTFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Angelo Luna, St. Laurence  (IL), 2022; Illinois-Springfield commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Doubled hard into the right-center field gap during game play. Balanced setup, short stride and minimal load. Simple, repeatable swing, stays compact, natural lift, and pull-side tendencies.
Power: 96.4 max exit velocity, averaged 89.4 mph. 376’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 92 mph. Short, clean arm action, throws play with life and carry.
Defense: Plays with bounce, athletic actions, and clean transfer, gains ground.

2. Blake Edmonds, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2022; Jacksonville commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Homered to dead center field during game play. Balanced, quiet setup, minimal pre-pitch load. Loose, strong hands, controlled aggression, natural lift and leverage. Hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 97.1 max exit velocity, averaged 90.3 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 to 3/4 release.
Defense: Steady actions, sure-handed, clean release.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

3. Ryan Caccia, St. Charles North (IL), 2022; Wisconsin-Whitewater commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup, short stride and balanced finish. Compact swing, present bat speed, swings with intent, consistently on the barrel and slight lift in swing.
Power: 94.8 max exit velocity, averaged 84.7 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Short, clean arm action, plays from an over-the-top slot, true ball with carry.
Defense: Athletic, easy actions, plays through the baseball in rhythm, clean transfer.
Run: 6.74 runner in the 60. 

4. Bryce Goodwine, Hononegah (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: SH. Similar tall, open setup from both sides of the plate.  Easy effort, loose quick hands, creates easy jump off the barrel. Short to the ball, uses the middle of the field.
Power: 86.5 max exit velocity, averaged 79.9 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 87 mph. Long arm action high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean, easy actions, plays with rhythm, sure-hands and clean transfer.
Run: 6.80 runner in the 60. 

5. Myles Supurgeci, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-7, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Doubled to the left-field wall during game play. Balanced setup, minimal load and stride. Loose hands, quiet approach, pull-side tendencies with twitchy athleticism throughout.
Power: 87.6 max exit velocity, averaged 81.2 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays fast, high motor, quick footwork, advanced range and bounce to his game. Center field profile.
Run: 6.45 runner in the 60. 

6. Drew Wellington, Mundelein (IL), 2022; Eastern Illinois commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Went 3-for-3 during game play; ran a 4.18 down the line on an infield single. Was towards the top of multiple Blast Motion categories from the event. Crouched setup, slight loading action. Aggressive swing, quick hands, uphill bat path, sneaky bat strength and works gap-to-gap.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 337’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Long strided, gets around the baseball, sure-hands, length in exchange.
Run: 6.60 runner in the 60. 

7. Andrew Randazzo, Maine South (IL), 2022; Lincoln Land CC commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid rhythm, short stride and maintains balance. Athletic hands, present bat speed, stays on top of the baseball, steep through the zone at times. Controls the barrel, hard contact and uses the middle of the field.
Power: 89.8 max exit velocity, averaged 84.3 mph. 321’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. Long, loose, lively arm, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Athletic, fluid actions, smooth footwork, plays through in rhythm.
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60.

8. Mitch Thomas, Minooka (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed, balanced setup, minimal pre-pitch movement. Loose, athletic hands, uphill tendencies and line-drive approach to all fields.
Power: 89.2 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Concise routes, gets behind the baseball, plays through in rhythm, directional, clean transfer.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60.  

9. Jack Flagg, Oak Park-River Forest  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, occasional leg-lift timing trigger. Loose hands, occasional whip in swing, uphill path, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 98.9 max exit velocity, averaged 89.5 mph. 377’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady, easy actions, clean transfer.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

10. Ryan Snell, Benet (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 210-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly crouched setup, hands load. Short swing, strong hands, ball jumps off the barrel, creates backspin and consistent hard line-drive contact to all fields.
Power: 95.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.9 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action comes out of an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Clean routes, gets behind the baseball, steady hands, length through release.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Aden Aukland, Plainfield East (IL), 2022; College of DuPage commit.
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Athletic hands, short/direct path, handles both sides of the plate, level path at times, creates backspin and uses the whole field.
Power: 96.6 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays fast, charges and attacks the baseball, sure handed, clean release.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Jake Bush, Prospect (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, leg-lift timing trigger and smooth load. Loose hands, long path works slightly uphill through the zone, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.6 max exit velocity, averaged 75 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Easy actions, feet play quick at times, proper routes, plays through the baseball in rhythm.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60.

Ashton Horchem, Limestone (IL), 2022; Frontier CC commit.
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, stride works back to even. Aggressive swing, natural lift in swing, pull-side approach and line-drive contact.
Power: 85.7 max exit velocity, averaged 78.4 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Long arm action plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, attacks and comes to get the baseball, plays through in rhythm and clean release.
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Saul, Batavia (IL), 2022; Hope College commit.
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Loose, athletic hands, lets the ball travel, adept at using the opposite field, and stays through the zone a long time.
Power: 93.7 max exit velocity, averaged 87.7 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Gets behind the baseball, steady hands and clean release.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Schau, Maine South (IL), 2022; Madison JC commit. 
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, short stride and minimal load. Quick hands, consistently on time, pull-side approach.
Power: 93.3 max exit velocity, averaged 84.3 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Concise routes, gets around and behind the baseball, plays through in rhythm, clean release.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Thrawl, Libertyville  (IL), 2022; Elmhurst commit.
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Crouched setup, short stride and smooth load. Simple, repeatable swing, minimal wasted movement, controls the barrel, stays short to the ball and consistent hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 90.5 max exit velocity, averaged 82 mph. 340’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, steady hands.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

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